Our Concrete Home

Tags for Our Concrete Home: concrete block 1950s swimming pool

Our blog chronicles our adventures around our 1952 concrete block house. 

Blog of the Month - October 2011

houseblogging-blogofthemonthbadge-october2011

Over at Our Concrete Home, Andrea, Nate, and their two feline friends (Pixel & Loki) are busy making their concrete block house a home. Since purchasing their 1950's house in 2009, they've filled their blog with details on all kinds of DIY projects (including painting inside and out, replacing windows and doors, removing tired landscaping and tearing out old flooring, to name a few). Alongside their project work, they're sharing some decorating inspiration, their entertaining adventures, and the experience of being featured on Bath Crashers. Our personal favorite, though, are the Feline Friday posts featuring all of Pixel and Loki's mischief … they make us smile every time! Be sure to stop on over and get to know this great blog … we're sure you won't be disappointed!

DIY: 40th Birthday Button (with a free download!)

Authors: Andrea

Sometimes I forget I don’t have to make a project completely at home for it to be successful. I’m lucky I have a ton of supplies and gadgets around to use for most my projects, but how about if you don’t? Well the perfect example of this is these 40th birthday buttons I made for my pal Dean.

If you have ever looked...

Read more at Our Concrete Home

March 2014 Recap

Authors: Andrea

1. We had a lively night in SF for Josh’s 40th.
2. One of my favorite movies was quoted at the Oscars.
3. Loki received his new scratch post tower from Aunt Marga. He hasn’t left it since.
4. True Detective! If you didn’t see this amazing HBO series check it out as soon as you can!
5. We started a tradition with...

Read more at Our Concrete Home

A gasket for the freezer

Authors: Andrea

Are you ready for the incredibly sexy world of gasket maintenance? Well, watch out because it’s coming straight at you in this post.

But first let’s start with my though process anytime a home repair project pops up.

Visualize a thought balloon saying…

Can it be repaired?
Can it wait?
What’s the cost?
What are
...

Read more at Our Concrete Home

Feline Friday: Let’s all hide

Authors: Andrea

Happy Friday everyone!...

Read more at Our Concrete Home

A Baby Shower Lunch Menu

Authors: Andrea

Nate, Gail (Nate’s mom) and I hosted a baby shower for Laura (Nate’s sister) and her husband Jeff last Sunday. I was in charge of food and decor. I will be going over the whole menu below and have another post about decor next week.

Gail put together co-ed approved games and prizes. She did a great job finding games even...

Read more at Our Concrete Home

Feline Friday: A matching set

Authors: Andrea

...

Read more at Our Concrete Home

Kitchen Grout Makeover

Authors: Andrea

What did you do last Friday night? Go out for a drink? Stay in and watch a movie? Me?? Well I painted my kitchen tile grout. (Note: This post is was written in January, so make sure to visualize me working on this in January not March below.)

Here’s the story. We had major grout problems. Stained and murky grout plagued my...

Read more at Our Concrete Home

February 2014 Recap

Authors: Andrea

1. Olympics are back! Celebrated with torched ice cream made by my husband.
2. We had another fun LPGC dinner.
3. I went on an epic bridesmaid dress shopping trip.
4. I gave up running for the time being (stupid knee!) and watched NFL hopefuls do it instead.
5. We cut our cable.
6. I am bringing back flannel…
7. and took home...

Read more at Our Concrete Home

January 2014 Recap

Authors: Andrea

1. Bam! Finished Breaking Bad
2. Met our new little love Clara
3. Lot of WordPress development work happened
4. First batch of thank you cards went out (yes for the wedding!)
5. Celebrating Josh’s 40th in San Francisco
6. Helped Nate get through his grading
7. I made some Flemish Farm Soup
8. Dried persimmons are really...

Read more at Our Concrete Home

Honky Tonk Engagement Mix for D+D

Authors: Andrea

Two of my favorite people got engaged over the winter holidays. To me, their wedding plans have come together quickly and efficiently. It’s very impressive since I felt overwhelmed by most of the process.

The lovely couple is tying the knot the week after Nate and I will celebrate our first wedding anniversary. I'm excited to...

Read more at Our Concrete Home